Jett, Mary Elizabeth Manning

Centenarian Worked For Soddy High Cafeteria, Was Foster Grandparent

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Mary Elizabeth Manning Jett, age 100, of Soddy-Daisy, died on June 3, 2007 in a local health care facility.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Mamie Gann Manning, a pioneer family of Soddy-Daisy, husband, Groomer Jett, brothers, Virgil, Paul, Earl and James Manning, sisters, Edith Manning and Winnie Miller.

She was a member of Rechoboth Baptist Church. Mary worked for local hosiery mills in this area for many years and worked for Soddy-Daisy High School cafeteria. She was a foster grandparent for Head Start. She and Mr. Jett delivered meals on wheels for senior neighbors.

She is survived by her son, Gene and daughter-in-law, Linda Jett of Hixson; daughter, Sharon and son-in-law, Dale Vandergriff of Sale Creek; sisters, Arvin France of Soddy-Daisy, Betty Wilson of Red Bank; grandson, Scott and wife, Amber Jett; grandaughters, Kristy and husband, Jeff Partin, Heather and husband, Guy Morgan, Shannon and husband, Chris Doan, Tiffany and husband, Derek McVay; six great- grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Williamson and Sons Funeral Home with Rev. Alan Stewart and Rev. Marshall Roberson officiating. Interment will follow in the Hamilton Memorial Gardens in Hixson.

Her family will receive friends after 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.

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Arrangements are by Williamson & Sons Funeral Home in Soddy-Daisy.

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